Unfortunately, it looks as though the Vales of Lyndhurst narrative will never be finished. Its author, Barry Taylor passed away about a fortnight ago. Although Barry and I have been acquainted for five or six years, now, I never knew him all that well, and that only through wargaming. I rather regret that. Even before then his health had been indifferent on and off, and this year opened badly for him. Just when he seemed to be coming right, he was again struck down, but this time the cancer was terminal. Although he thought he might improve enough to receive visitors, as I understand it, he never quite managed it. I'll miss him, and I'll miss his projects. Good-bye, Barry...I found Barry's enthusiasm for imagineering and story telling compelling and I echo Ion's words, I too will miss his projects, particularly the story telling, and the spirit with which he approached them.
I'm sure he is standing around that 6' x 4' in the sky keeping an eye on us, rest easy Barry.